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Accident: 786673 - Employees Unhurt In 20 Ft Fall From Steel Cage

Accident: 786673 -- Report ID: 1054113 -- Event Date: 03/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10527985503/07/19901521General Construction Company
At about 8 a.m. on March 6, 1990, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working on a steel cage made from rebar. The cage was the foundation for a concrete column for a bridge support. It was set into a cofferdam and supported by 3/8 in. guys at each of four corners. One guy failed, and Employees #1, #2, and #3 fell approximately 20 ft to the bottom of the cofferdam. None of the employees was seriously injured.
Keywords: bridge column, work rules, coffer dam, construction, equipment failure, guy, fall, falling object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105279855 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers
2 105279855 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers
3 105279855 Non Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Structural metal workers

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